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Overview

Introduction to Clanton, Alabama

Clanton, Alabama, in Chilton county, is 37 miles NW of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 144 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Clanton History

Present day Clanton was originally called Goose Pond. In 1870, the town was established and named after Confederate Brig. General James Holt Clanton, who fought during the American Civil War. The area was originally served by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It became the county seat of Chilton County in 1870, when the courthouse in Grantville was burned down.

Clanton and nearby Attractions

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
  • Sehoya Golf Club
  • Durbin Farms Market
  • The Water Course
  • Confederate Memorial Park
  • Winery on Main

Things To Do In Clanton

One can enjoys the scenic views of the hilly golf course of Sehoya. The Durbin Farm Markets provide fresh farm products, specializing in peaches. The city organizes a Peach Festival in the month of June. Fishing on the River Coosa is also a major pastime in this area. The Water Course is a learning centre, with high tech and user friendly exhibits. Clanton is also famous for the giant peach shaped water tower. There is also a Winery where visitors can taste exotic wines.

Clanton Transportation

The nearest airport to board a flight is Montgomery Regional Airport.

Clanton Higher Education

University of Montevallo, Community College of the Air Force, and Faulkner University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,730
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+3,127
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,976

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,768
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$114,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
English8%
German6.6%
Irish5.2%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Italian1.7%
Welsh1.4%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Danishn0.2%
African0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Clanton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chilton County
Standard Zip Codes35045, 35046
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.84
Approximate Longitude-86.62

Clanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCLANTON
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches
StationROCKFORD 3 ESE
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip57.5 inches
StationMARTIN DAM
Distance43.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Billingsley115$33,750
Calera12,839$72,737
Deatsville1,063$92,222
Jemison2,622$47,422
Maplesville786$55,481
Thorsby2,007$67,500

Clanton Public Libraries

Chilton - Clanton Public Library
100 FIRST AVENUE
Clanton, Alabama
(205) 755-1768

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Clanton Public Schools

W A Lecroy Career / Technical Ctr
2829 4th Ave N
ZIP: 35045
High
Chilton Co High Sch
1214 7th St S
ZIP: 35045
High
Total Enrollment 746
Clanton Middle Sch
835 Temple Road
ZIP: 35045
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Chilton County Alternative School
102 1st Street
ZIP: 35045
Other
Clanton Elem Sch
1000 Cloverleaf Dr
ZIP: 35045
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Clanton Intermediate Sch
825 Temple Road
ZIP: 35045
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
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